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07 Jul 2022

Pensioner rescued from river in Limerick city

Pensioner rescued from river in Limerick city

LIMERICK firefighters rescued a man from the Shannon this Monday afternoon.

The male, understood to be aged in his 70s, was seen entering the river at a location in the city.

Limerick Fire and Rescue Service received the call at 3.59pm. Within minutes, three appliances from Mulgrave Street were at the scene. The FireSwift boat with swift water rescue technicians onboard was launched. The pensioner was rescued from the water and brought to safety.

He was treated by paramedics and taken to University Hospital Limerick by ambulance. Gardai were also in attendance. It is understood his injuries are not life threatening.

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Samaritans: 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.org

Aware: 1800 80 48 48

Pieta: 1800 247247 or email mary@pieta.ie

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